Farmingdale State junior center Mercedes Miller (New York, NY/Manhattan Center) was named to the Met Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's basketball on Monday, December 11th. Mercedes guided the Rams to a 2-1 week with a double-double of 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, shooting 60-percent from the floor. In a 59-48 loss to NYU, Miller packed in 12 points, 9 boards and 4 blocks against the Violets. She then helped Farmingdale to two conference wins with 17 points and 6 steals against St. Joe's and 20 points (8-of-11 from the FT line), 16 boards and 2 blocks in an overtime win over Mount Saint Vincent.
About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Founded for the 2004-05 season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of eight media members votes to select from the nominations the most outstanding player. Any player who receives any votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.